Professional Teacher Education, 60 cr

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Qualification Awarded and the Level of Qualification

Professional Teacher Education (60 cr)
Level of qualification: post-graduate pedagogical studies leading to teacher pedagogical qualification

Special Admission Requirements

Access requirements: university degree or the highest vocational diploma and three (3) years work experience in the field in question (teachers of vocational subjects)

Recognition of Prior Learning

Competence-oriented teacher education is based on recognising prior competencies of the student, developing necessary competencies and continuous assessment during the education process.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Professional teacher education provides a pedagogical qualification to act as a teacher in vocational upper secondary schools, universities of applied sciences, non-formal adult education and general education. Government Decree on Universities of Applied Sciences (1129/2014).

Completing the studies entitles the person to use the abbreviation AmO (ammatillinen opettaja, professional/vocational teacher) to signal their qualification.

Profile of the Programme

Government Decree on Universities of Applied Sciences (1129/2014).

Key Learning Outcomes

The competencies required of professional teachers are advanced specialist skills that combine in-depth knowledge of the profession and field with extensive pedagogical competence. The duties emphasise simultaneous independent, communal and networked work, research-based development of pedagogical solutions and learning environments, and analysis of complex social, pedagogical and field-specific phenomena as the premise of a teacher’s work. The education provides competencies for promoting sustainable education and learning.

Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

You will be qualified to teach in vocational institutions, universities of applied sciences as well as in liberal adult education. You can also teach in other institutions depending on your own education and work experience.

Access to Further Studies

Professional Special Needs Teacher Education
Professional Guidance Counsellor Education

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

Grading scheme S = Pass

Graduation Requirements

Mode of Study

Professional teacher education consists of multimodal studies: you can complete them primarily online and alongside work. You can complete the studies partially in English, and the teaching practice may take place in an international environment.

Development of the Programme